Canadian Provinces Compete Over Ubisoft Co-Founder's Game Studio

July 7, 2009 -

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island is currently home to an office of Longtail Studios, a development house started by Ubisoft co-founder Gerard Guillemot.

But, as reported by CBC, the firm is apparently relocating to Nova Scotia. Last week all 23 employees were offered comparable positions in a proposed new location in Halifax. P.E.I., however, is not giving Longtail up without a fight.

Innovation Minister Allan Campbell told CBC:

I am concerned with the possible loss of these positions on P.E.I. I've asked staff in my department to put together a package that is attractive to the company and that incites them to remain here on P.E.I.

Why Nova Scotia in particular has targeted this particular company, I'm not sure about that.

A package of tax breaks and subsidies which P.E.I. previously granted to Longtail expires later this year. Campbell said that talks aimed at keeping the developer in the province have been ongoing.

Longtail, which primarily develops games for mobile platforms, is based in New York City. According to its website, the developer also has maintains an office in Quebec City.


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Re: Canadian Provinces Compete Over Ubisoft Co-Founder's ...

It suck so much to be from a country that only give tax breaks to friends of politicians :(

 

I wish my country were like Canada regarding taxes...

 

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Re: Canadian Provinces Compete Over Ubisoft Co-Founder's ...

Man, this is an excellent situation for Longtail. Having two provinces fight over which one gets you? They're going to be getting some hefty tax breaks. 

 
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